'Final Call to Florida Artists' for Lauderhill Library Project at Central Broward Regional Park
- Application Deadline is November 19, 2012 -

DATE: November 15, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Horne-Leshinsky,
Broward County Cultural Division
PHONE: 954-357-7463
EMAIL: jleshinsky@broward.org

The Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission an artist or artists to create original site-specific artworks for the Library portion of the new Lauderhill Cultural Center and Library, located adjacent to Central Broward Regional Park.

It is intended that the artwork will enhance and support the library’s unique sports theme and sports-related programing. The artwork will enrich the visual appeal of the library's interior space, and may take the form of a mural. Artwork must be durable, permanent, low maintenance and in compliance with ADA guidelines. It is essential that the artwork be functionally and spatially integrated into the Library. It is envisioned that the selected artist will take an approach that activates the entire available wall space. All media will be considered. “This is a great opportunity for a Florida artist to contribute to the appearance and “sense of place” we hope to create within a County library,” says Jody Horne-Leshinsky, Interim Director, Broward Cultural Division.

The artwork budget is $40,000. This budget includes all costs associated with the creation of the artwork: including but not limited to fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, supplies, taxes, insurance and photographic documentation.

To see a full version of this Call, including the project description and submittal requirements, visit the Broward Cultural Division website.

The application deadline: November 19, 2012

Broward County Public Art & Design program is a national leader in developing model public art policies and best practices, producing exemplary public artworks synthesizing design excellence. Broward County has received five Americans for the Arts Year in Review public art awards over the past eight years an indicator of the program’s outstanding commitment in advancing art and design, Liesel Fenner, ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), Public Art Program Manager, Americans for the Arts.

For more information, contact Leslie Fordham, Public Art & Design Administrator, at 954-357-7532. Visit the Division website for a map and guide to airport art; or visit the ONLINE TOUR of the County’s entire public artwork collection.

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